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G.12.2 Compiling Resources

This section describes how to build a GNAT-compatible (COFF) object file containing the resources. This is done using the Resource Compiler windres as follows:

     $ windres -i myres.rc -o myres.o

By default windres will run gcc to preprocess the .rc file. You can specify an alternate preprocessor (usually named cpp.exe) using the windres --preprocessor parameter. A list of all possible options may be obtained by entering the command windres --help.

It is also possible to use the Microsoft resource compiler rc.exe to produce a .res file (binary resource file). See the corresponding Microsoft documentation for further details. In this case you need to use windres to translate the .res file to a GNAT-compatible object file as follows:

     $ windres -i myres.res -o myres.o